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Year : 1991  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 201

DLE - Clinical variant

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Shenoi S D. DLE - Clinical variant. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1991;57:201

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Shenoi S D. DLE - Clinical variant. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 1991 [cited 2020 Jul 4];57:201. Available from:

To The Editor,

After reading the article entitled 'DLE - CLINICAL VARIANT' by Lalit Mohan et al (Ind J Dermatol Venereal Leprol, 1990; 56:467) I feel that the case described could be that of generalised discoid LE. Some of the lesions in the figure resemble those of verrucous (Hypertrophic) variant of DLE also.

When the cutaneous lesions of LE occur both above and below the neck the term generalized discoid LE is used and these patients are at a risk to develop systemic in­volvement[1] Hypertrophic DLE is a variant of chronic cutaneous LE characterized by verrucous, hyperkeratotic lesions resembling keratoacanthoma or lichen planus.[2] In sub­acute cutaneous LE the follicles are not in­volved and there is no scarring[3]

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1.Millard LG and Rowell NR : Abnormal laboratory test results and their relationship to prognosis in discoid lupus erythematosus. A long term follow­up study of 92 patients, Arch Dermatol, 1979; 115:1055.  Back to cited text no. 1    
2.Uitto J et al : Verrucous lesions in patients with discoid lupus erythematosus. Clinical, histological and immunofluorescent studies, Brit J Dermatol, 1978; 98:507.  Back to cited text no. 2    
3.Arnold HL. Odom RB and James WD : Connective tissue diseases, in : Andrews diseases of the Skin, 8th ed, W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, 1990; P 165.  Back to cited text no. 3    


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